Aston Villa wait for ‘encouragement’ from Man Utd to sign 9-goal star
Aston Vill are ready to throw a spanner in the works of West Ham’s plans to sign in-form England international Jesse Lingard, who has been starring while out on-loan from Manchester United.
According to a report via Football Insider, Aston Villa would love to bring Lingard in to play alongside Jack Grealish and are just waiting on ‘encouragement’ from Manchester United that he is officially for sale this summer.
It’s expected West Ham hold all the cards considering how well it looks like Lingard has settled in east London, scoring nine goals in just 10 appearances for the Hammers – with the club now challenging for European qualification.
The club that will benefit most is Man Utd, with Lingard’s deal up in 2022, they can now sell him for a much higher price than expected due to his glittering form, or u-turn and tie him down to a new deal and a place back in the first team.